come on thunderhead.. i can see you grinning behind the keyboard right now, thinking about how you've spooked all this grown men for opening day. i know you're trying to keep the woods to yourself for opening day, but it ain't gonna happen, my friend. :lol: good story though. sure, its easy enough to get spooked heading out. i've practically stepped on pheasants, and that will really get to me. i've had deer snort and grunt from across a fence row. i'd flip if there was a racoon in the tree i was trying to get into. but once i'm in the tree, i'm good. don't know why - i'm just comfortable as can be - guess i feel like at that point i've blended into the surroundings as much as any other part of nature, and now I'M the one watching, looking, spooking. (well, hopefully not spooking deer anyway.. :lol: ) Wanna kill these ads? We can help!